Hi.. I am a newbie to Redhat.
I was (and still) using Debian.
Recently, I had to install RHEL 5.2
for my project work.
Since i'm used to Debian, i find certain things in redhat, difficult to get along with..
The first thing is package management
I find it hard to look for packages and install them.
- When i use "Add/Remove Software" from Applications menu, i do not find required packages. Can anyone suggest me the proper repositories to be included? And how to include them (like /etc/apt/sources.list in Debian) ?
- When i try to use "rpm" on command line, to install ".rpm" files, it lists some dependencies, which i dont know, where to get them from.
- When i type "yum install <package_name>", it says,
I skipped the registration step, while installing RHEL 5.2, since i do not have the installation number. (I used a DVD from my friend to install it)
Loading "security" plugin
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package pidgin available.
Nothing to do
Next thing is softwares
I couldn't find even rhythmbox (or any mp3 player, avi player) preinstalled!!
Nor could i find instant messengers, like pidgin
After some struggle, i installed RealPlayer and its fine.
At present, i need to install openoffice
. Any help regarding this too, is welcome